07
April
2021
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12:00 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

Goodyear equips the fully electric Audi e-tron GT quattro and RS e-tron GT with Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 tires

Audi is once again turning to Goodyear to equip one of its flagship electric vehicles. Audi e-tron SUVs have been fitted with Goodyear tires as original equipment since 2019. Now, Audi’s new generation gran turismo, the Audi e-tron GT, will be equipped with 21-inch Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 tires.

“The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 was launched in 2019 and features Goodyear’s latest technologies,” said Hans Vrijsen, Managing Director of Consumer Original Equipment EMEA at Goodyear, “it is ideally suited to the demands of a performance-driven and sustainable vehicle such as the Audi e-tron GT.”

The Audi e-tron GT is an electric vehicle and combines sportiness, convenience, and sustainability. With an electric motor each at the front and rear axle, the sportiest version RS e-tron GT with 475 kW (646 PS) propels from 0 – 100km/h in 3,3 seconds. Coupled with electric all-wheel drive quattro it delivers all available torque instantaneously to the four wheels.

“The Audi e-tron GT’s instant power and performance call for a tire like the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 to offer drivers the most of their driving experience,” Vrijsen continued.

Conceived as the ultimate all-round summer tire, Goodyear has utilized innovative technologies to unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling in the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 without compromising ride comfort or road noise.

Goodyear’s efforts to optimize performance focused on reducing flex in the tread pattern as lateral forces are transmitted. The resultant crisp, precise turn-in, higher grip levels and efficient, clean acceleration facilitate an improvement in dry handling. Feedback through the steering is also enhanced, providing a more communicative and confidence-inspiring driving experience.

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 will be mounted on both versions of the Audi e-tron GT in sizes 265/35 R21 for the front axle and 305/30 R21 at the rear.

“Goodyear is proud to be furthering our relationship with Audi, one of the leading manufacturers in the field of electromobility, while taking another step to lead the tyre development that meets the manifold requirements of electric vehicles,” Vrijsen concluded.

About Goodyear

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs around 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.

For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.